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Russia: Norwegian journalists detained, and threatened with imprisonment for criticising Sochi Olympics

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  1. Colin (london) 5 Nov 2013, 8:15pm

    This is as expected but appalling. Thanks Norwegian journalists for broadcasting this.

    The controlling state. Russia needs a different revolution

    Please folks. One way we can hurt Russia. Its simple and will be effective

    Simply delete the channels that broadcast the olympics from your boxes for the duration of the olympics and any aftermath. It will take you two minutes. It will hurt Russia, advertisers who support Russia, broadcasters both state BBC and private SKY.

    Also can we get one member of our family and a straight friend to do this as well. If so and we get world wide coverage we could have 18% of the planet protesting by this simple act.

    Copy this to all your friends and notice boards

  2. Cheryl CC-E 5 Nov 2013, 8:28pm

    The IOC continues to act with an obtuseness that is appalling! I suppose it will take an “international incident” to make them realize that letting Russia host the Olympics there after their oppressive human rights laws was a mistake.

  3. Helge Vladimir Tiller 5 Nov 2013, 9:11pm

    And in addition to this injust treatment- a German group was also exposed to similar treatment (some days / weeks ago ?) Mentioned in the very same report on Norwegian TV. It is obvious that the authorities don’t know how to handle all the criticism they have received over the past months—Proves our protests are correct !

  4. Thank you, Oystein Bogen, and well done! You have significantly added to the world’s awareness of the thuggishness of the new Russia.

  5. The Sochi Games is already a disaster thanks to the tyranny of Tsar Putin and his Russian Orthodox Church bedfellows.

  6. With all the crazy weather the world is having you never know it just may not snow enough
    no snow no games and Putin will loose a millions

    1. the russians have stored thousands of tons of snow just in case they don’t get enough snow & no doubt they will have snow making machines.

  7. Sounds like a taste of things to come.

  8. I see a two possible ends. A. Russia will continue the harassment and the whole world will see how terrible Russia is. B. Russia will back up and take a recess in harassment and the whole Russia will see how terribly they live. Both could lead to better future for them. Hopefully.

  9. Jock S. Trap 6 Nov 2013, 10:03am

    I look forward to the IOC statement condemning this…. oh wait, I doubt it’ll happen.

    I think the IOC have proved what side they support when they are supposed to remain impartial.

    They’re about as impartial as the BBC and that’s not good!

  10. Helge Vladimir Tiller 6 Nov 2013, 11:51am

    According to Norwegian TV, the police even “accused” them of transporting narcotics ! Our Foreign Office has promised to react very strongly. I hope to obtain more info. in some way or other. And write my personal protest in a newspaper in Oslo. (—including the hard situation for the LGBTQ community in Russia.

  11. The shocking stories coming from this oppressed state continue unabated. We had a sililar incident with the german press and the more recent attack on an LGBT HIV group with one suffering a shocking attack to his eye. The police turned up……and walked away! With weird state officials spouting homophobic drivel,such as in the Stephen Fry broadcast and an Orthodox church with the same dismal level of social respect, i am at least glad stories like this are coming out. Goodness knows how many are unreported. We still have issues here in the UK to resolve but the focus of LGBT rights is now firmly and rightly entering the international domain with more speed and hopefully with this kind of reporting it will bring about change. Lets keep that ball rolling and stand and fight for those oppressed LBGT people wherever they live.

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